Friday, February 17, 2012

The Effect Of Mass

Gameplay - 9/10
Storyline - 8/10
Graphics - 9/10
Game Score : 26/30

There will be no plot spoilers in this post. By now you've probably heard that the Mass Effect 3 demo has dropped.  This little glimpse will allow players to experience two story missions from the main game as well as engage in the franchise's first attempt at cooperative play. I'm not a Mass Effect fanboy.  Hell, I'm not even a Mass Effect fan but i do appreciate it as a spectacular video game franchise worthy of its accolades and fan-base. So with all the hype surrounding this demo release I figured it was the perfect time to see what it had to offer. Mass Effect 3 is an upcoming action role-playing game developed by BioWare and published by Electronic Arts for Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. Officially announced on December 11, 2010, the game is scheduled for a March 6, 2012 release and will mark the final chapter in the Mass Effect trilogy of video games, completing the story of Commander Shepard.

Gameplay in Mass Effect 3 will be influenced by decisions from Mass Effect and Mass Effect 2 and have settings throughout the galaxy, including Earth and Mars. Combat has been changed and refined; in particular, the cover system has been improved, there will be more options for moving around the battlefield, instant melee kills and more conventional grenades will be introduced as well as improved artificial intelligence. There are roughly six classes to choose from.  Each class has one character  who is immediately playable as well as three additional unlockable characters.  Each character is then individually customizable, featuring their own skill trees, gear, color schemes, and upgrades.  There will be plenty more to tinker with in the full game, including stages, enemy types, and difficulty.

A four player multiplayer co-op mode will also be available. Play the demo.  The co-op is spoiler free, it doesn't cost anything, and it's available to everyone on XBL, PSN, and PC.  Even if you're not a Mass Effect fan, this is a fun and surprisingly deep third person shooter experience featuring addictive character progression.  If you are a Mass Effect fan, consider this co-op mode bad-ass icing on your awesome cake.  Check out the following video for a taste of the demo.


February 18, 2012 at 12:41 AM

The demo wasn't that bad, and it gave me a feel of how it will feel when it releases

February 20, 2012 at 8:16 PM

poll on Are Demos A Good Representation Of The Final Game...? ended with 2 votes for yes

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